Rarely Performed Job Functions May Still Be “Essential” Under ADA

By | Labor & Employment Report | February 16, 2017
Rarely Performed Job Functions May Still Be “Essential” Under ADA Following up on my recent post, “Employer May Change Essential Functions of the Job,” I thought we’d discuss another little-mentioned aspect of essential job functions under the Americans with Disabilities Act – job functions that are rarely performed can still be essential! As we’ve previously discussed, the ADA protects employees with disabilities who, View Full Post
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The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirates

By | Al-Mirsal | February 16, 2017
The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirates This is the first in a series of articles considering legal issues relating to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the UAE. In this article we focus on the legal status of bitcoin and address the question of whether bitcoin is banned in the UAE. In part two we will consider the case for regulating bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and in part three we will consider legal issues relating to the adoption of blockchain technology by public and private entities in the UAE. View Full Post
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Your Cyber Minute: Watch Our Topline Digest of Today’s Cybersecurity Issues

Your Cyber Minute: Watch Our Topline Digest of Today’s Cybersecurity Issues With cybersecurity issues evolving rapidly, every minute counts. Our new video series, Your Cyber Minute, is specifically designed for busy in-house counsel to gain practical perspectives – fast. This multi-part series is an extension of our Ready, Set, Respond resource portal and highlights today’s hottest topics in cybersecurity. View Full Post
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When Obvious Isn’t Obvious: Personal Web Technologies

By | IP Intelligence | February 15, 2017
When Obvious Isn’t Obvious: Personal Web Technologies On Valentine’s Day 2017, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s conclusions of obviousness in Personal Web Technologies, LLC due to insufficient analysis in the board’s decision. Judge Taranto, joined by Judge Chen and Judge Stoll, explicitly asserted the court’s role in enforcing the principles of administrative law to ensure the agency is not acting in an arbitrary or capricious manner. View Full Post
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USCIS Publishes More Startup-Friendly International Entrepreneur Rule, but Future Remains Unclear

By | Immigration View | February 15, 2017
USCIS Publishes More Startup-Friendly International Entrepreneur Rule, but Future Remains Unclear On our Emerging Companies Insider blog, Fox associate Alex Radus provided an update on the new International Entrepreneur Rule by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The rule, which would grant limited entrée to entrepreneurs establishing stateside startups, has undergone a public comment period. View Full Post
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